• The Slater Mill (yellow) and Wilkinson Mill (stone), along the Blacktone River in Pawtucket RI

    Blackstone River Valley

    National Heritage Corridor MA,RI

Our Staff & Offices

Corridor Commission office, the Woonsocket Depot

Corridor Commission office, the Woonsocket Depot.

In 1986, the Blackstone Valley was recognized as a special place and designated as a National Heritage Corridor by the U.S. Congress (Public Law 99-647). A 19-member Federal Commission, appointed by the Governors of each state and approved by the Secretary of the Interior, consists of representatives from the National Park Service, state and local governments, and valley-wide interests, and oversees the Corridor’s operations. For more on the Corridor Commission, please click here.

National Park Service professionals make up the Corridor staff, and include interpretive rangers, planners, managers, and administrative specialists that provide expertise in historic and natural resource preservation, interpretation, education, and recreation development to carry out work as directed by the Commission and outlined in the Ten Year Plan.

The Corridor Commission office is located at One Depot Square (the corner of Main Street and High Street), in Woonsocket, RI.

To see some of the current Corridor Commission projects, please visit Your Dollars at Work.


Meghan Kish

Chuck Arning
Park Ranger & A/V Specialist

Kevin Klyberg
Park Ranger

Albert Pratte

Roger Williams National Memorial Site
Meghan Kish

Jennifer Smith
Site Manager

Sparkle Bryant
Park Ranger

Ronald Castillo

John Fox

Maria Levesque
Park Ranger

John McNiff
Park Ranger

Did You Know?

Portrait of Samuel Slater.

Samuel Slater, known as the "Father of the American Industrial Revolution," was born in Belper, England in 1768. He arrived in America in 1789 and helped to establish the Slater Mill in 1790. More...